Review Date - 05/15/2014
We love the simplicity of the Brera. Although small the features compensate for this. Shots are smaller than other machines but you can double press espresso button and two shot are made with a redose in between. With the dregs and water drawer in front, the lower volume capacity of water and waste is no problem. You can easily fill tank or dump dregs without hassle. Only criticism is would ... read more
Review Date - 09/15/2014
Makes outstanding coffe - truly makes my mornings a joy. Easy to use, buit for the inexperienced user of automatic machines, it takes a bit of learning. Read the user manual carefully, and keep up with cleaning and maintenance - which is not burdensome, just do what the book says. I have encountered a couple of quirks that took me some time and experiemntation to figure out. After a period of ... read more
Review Date - 10/21/2014
I've owned a couple of Gaggia Classic machines previously and the New Baby offers the same internals (pump, boiler, group head, steam valve) as the Classic at a lower price. If you're into gimmicks like timers, automatic settings etc. this is not the machine for you... but if you want to produce rich, strong espresso with great crema and silky smooth milk then the New Baby is everything you need.
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Review Date - 01/14/2014
I bought this machine 2 years ago and this thing works great for the price.
My drinkof choice is the carmel machiato and I estimate that I have been the household barista of over 2,000 shots using this Ec702.
I am going to buy another one. I would say that this thing would probably still be working properly but I neglected to descale the unit, and now have lime build up which has restricted the ... read more